Each year, Girl Scout troops from around the country eagerly make the journey to Savannah, Georgia. This trip is extremely special and exciting for many reasons. For many of our Girl Scouts, this trip is only possible due to years of planning and saving money from numerous cookie sales. For some girls, this is their first time traveling out of state or to Savannah. Besides that it is always super fun to travel with your troop and getting to spend time with your best friends 24/7. Most importantly, the trip to Savannah is somewhat of a Girl Scout pilgrimage to visit the Juliette Gordon Low house, the birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts.
Having the opportunity to be in the same city where Girl Scouts all started is pretty incredible but Savannah is an awesome place to visit in general. This city is full of history, so many sights to see, and popular restaurants to visit. Planning your trip to Savannah as a troop can be confusing and overwhelming. Where do you even begin? Have no fear! We went straight to the source. We asked a group of local Girl Scouts to give us some highlights from their trips to Savannah. Here’s what they came up with:
Troop 735 from Lutz, FL visiting the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.
- Trolley Ghost Tours
- Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
- Andrew Low House
- Oatland Island Wildlife Center
- Tybee Island Lighthouse
Bailey E. said “Visiting Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace was the highlight of our visit. Even my Dad was surprised by how progressive Juliette’s parents were regarding her education and activities, and that’s coming from a Boy Scout!”
- Pralines and Taffy at Savannah's Candy Kitchen
- Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons Restaurant
- Leopold's Ice Cream Ashley C. shared “We went to Leopold’s twice! The coconut ice cream was my favorite!”
- Shoulder parrot from The Pirate House gift shop
- The pin only Girl Scouts receive when they visit the Juliette Gordon Low house
- Riding the pedicab in downtown Savannah
- Etiquette Class with Etikit Savannah at 1790 Restaurant
- Old Fort Jackson Girl Scout militia program
- Camping at Camp Low, a Girl Scout campsite in Savannah
Eva S. enjoyed walking through the historic rooms at Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.
Not sure if your troop should visit Savannah? Here’s what the girls had to say about that…
Alyssa D. shared, “I think girls should visit Savannah because it provides a lot of information on the history of Girl Scouts, but is also a lot of fun! I think the best part of going with my troop was that we all got to mess around at camp and have a great time together.”
Remi A. added, “I believe every troop should visit Savannah so remember to work extra hard when it comes time to sell cookies. P.S. Our trolley tour guide told us that if you walk around Savannah wearing your Girl Scout vest, you are treated like a celebrity.”